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Old 04-10-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Question What I am doing wrong?

Hi all,
the only solution for the many PDF docs I have is to arrange them into collections, fortunately calibre does this BUT ...
since I had the SONY PRS 505 and now the SONY PRS 700 the tags/collections I made in calibre may or may not show in the reader, is there any solution for this?

here is the behavior i get :
everything goes smoothly in calibre
then I start transferring the PDFs, about 300 of them, I use a 16 GB SD card in my reader
the first time it was beautiful, all the books and tags/collections showed up in the reader, THEN .. I had to add more books, after the transfer process the collections in the reader were showing as 0

I tried transferring the books in batches, things went smoothly with the first few batches, I looked the third batch in calibre (books in the SD card, and the Tags column for the third batch only was empty, the previous batches where showing the tags) when I started the reader after the third batch all the collections were gone.

really really frustrating and a real waste of time, it takes hours for the books to be transferred and for the reader to process them and start (actually it consumes a bit of the battery in processing)
resetting the device didn't work either

any experts out there who can guide me on what to do


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Old 04-11-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Update:

I formated the memory card,
I formated the Sony prs 700 from the settings menu within the device
I transferred all the books again,
again, the collections show 0!

Now another issue came up, PDF books that I could read before are now corrupted in the reader and connot be read!

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Old 04-12-2009, 01:20 AM   #3
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Ouch

Hopefully, someone will come along, with more experience than me, to help you out or point you in the right direction.

This is a holiday weekend for some of us and there may not be many around. Keep bumping this for help..
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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Sounds like your reader is having problems. What exactly do you mean when you say corrupted?
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thanks dreams,

Kovid; those books do not open (Cannot display this book) or somethign of this sort on the readers screen when I try to open it.
How can I resolve this issue

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Old 04-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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Try copying them to your computer. Do they open on the computer?
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:36 PM   #7
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I never delete them from my computer,
I noticed though that they can't be copied to Sony eBook Library (the transfer is stuck at one of the books forever).

Also when I try to change Calibre eBooks folder, Calibre is not able to copy them all to the new folder. does this sound like something with the metadata file?

PS: I read somewhere in the forums that Sony reader does not handle well Collections/Tags more than 45, I reduced mine to 35 and transferred them again, nothing

I was hoping to spend my time reading those books now all I do is transfer the books then delte them againa nd again

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Old 04-16-2009, 05:51 AM   #8
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It seems now an issue with the reader processing the many PDF files,
I had a perfectly working smaller SD card of only 2GB capacity loaded with PDF files from Clibre, the first time I inserted it into the reader it was perfect, the second time around, the reader tried to read it then showed no categories and many of the files were corrupted,

(sigh)

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